Boston’s Community Preservation Committee has launched a second round of funding, with $22 million available in fiscal year 2019 for projects around the city that will promote affordable housing, historic preservation, and open spaces. Previously, the... Read more
Ronel Remy says that between 1992 and 1999 he had to move six times due to the gradual gentrification of neighborhoods like Somerville, Dorchester and Hyde Park. “When I was living in Somerville, I was working as a cook at the Boston Medical Center. Then... Read more
The annual Caribbean American Carnival will take place on Sat., Aug. 25. The festivities begin very early in the day in Dorchester, with the traditional J’Ouvert parade assembling at 5:30 a.m. at the corner of Talbot and Blue Hill Avenue near Franklin... Read more
Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca announced the first phase of the city’s largest bicycle share expansion to date, which will see ten new Bluebike stations opened in Dorchester and four in Mattapan by the... Read more
Groundbreaking for the redevelopment of a lot at the intersection of Talbot Avenue and Argyle Street down from Ashmont now occupied by a Lutheran church is expected to be held next spring, according to the developer, James Baker. “We hope to file an... Read more
Katherine Newman looked across a gleaming Boston Harbor to where bright shipping crates led up to Castle Island; across the water nearby the pristine white of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum sparkled in the sunlight. It was an enviable... Read more
The Legislature recently authorized spending $20 million for a nursing innovation center on the UMass Boston campus that will provide students and practitioners with state-of-the art simulation labs, and dedicated space for clinical training and research... Read more
A Sept. 19 event in the Seaport district will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester. The “Kings Classic” is billed as a “fun-filled bowling tournament at Kings Seaport that will feature a team competition, music, games, raffles, prizes and more.... Read more
The appearance of Grammy Award-winning bass baritone vocalist Dashon Burton will highlight Ashmont Hill Chamber Music’s first concert of the 2018/2019 season on Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. in All Saints’ Peabody Hall. Burton and piano accompanist Christopher... Read more
During a rainy rush hour at the exit of Maverick Station in East Boston on Tuesday, organizers for Ayanna Pressley handed out baked goods and plastic ponchos to potential supporters. By vote tallies, Pressley is one of Boston’s most popular city... Read more
All politics is local, they say. And for some Dorchester residents, it’s sitting on their couches. Neighbors and city officials have been hosting candidates in statewide and countywide races at their homes for meet-and-greets with voters. Some hosts are... Read more
Eight new charges have been filed against the Dorchester man who unleashed a racist tirade against two black motorcyclists in Adams Village, police said Friday. The Boston Police Department on Thursday concluded their civil rights investigation into the... Read more
The MBTA announced yesterday that it will be suspending its Mattapan Trolley service from September 1 through September 8 due to the demolition of the former Hendries building on Eliot Street in Milton. Trolley service will be replaced by bus and van... Read more
Updated Aug. 21, 2:48 p.m. A hateful review left on the Yelp page of Ashmont cafe Zia Gianna has neighbors rallying behind the popular brunch spot. It is the first time the Italian restaurant has been subject to such an attack, apparently incited by its... Read more
A Dedham man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2016 shooting of 31-year-old Marcus Hall behind a Blue Hill Avenue barbershop. William Shakespeare, 30, was arrested in New York City in January. His trial concluded its second day of jury... Read more
As the list of legal and commercially available substances that can impair a person’s ability to drive a vehicle grows to include pot, state public safety officials on Wednesday launched a public awareness campaign to urge drivers to find alternate... Read more
When Dorchester’s Elizabeth McNamara sets off with runners from all over the world in the 46th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, she’ll be running with a special person in mind – her mother Margaret – and with a special cause on her bib –... Read more
When Ruby was a pup, like most Wheaton terriers, she had a lot of energy. This meant that twice a day my husband or I would trade off long walks in the Blue Hills to tire her out. Our children were older and we were able to schedule these walks for the... Read more
After launching his re-election campaign over the weekend, Gov. Charlie Baker’s first move on Tuesday after an official trip out of state to start the week was to draw attention to legislation that aims to expand treatment for opioid addiction across the... Read more
Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, cracked the top 20 in U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of the best hospitals in America, with MGH coming in at number four. The rankings released Tuesday slotted... Read more


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